Skip to comments.Thousands pray at Wall for cancellation of pullout (50,000, maybe 100,000, Anti Disengagement)
Posted on 08/10/2005 12:35:22 PM PDT by Esther Ruth
Last update - 22:07 10/08/2005
Thousands pray at Wall for cancellation of pullout
By Jonathan Lis and Roni Singer, Haaretz Correspondents, Haaretz Service and Reut
Tens of thousands of pullout opponents gathered at the Western Wall plaza in Jerusalem on Wednesday evening to pray for the cancellation of the disengagement plan, due to go into effect next week.
"Just like in Sodom, the government has decided on an action that is inconsistent with morality," one rabbi said, referring to the Bible's account of a licentious town destroyed by God.
Former chief rabbis Avraham Shapira, Mordechai Eliyahu and Ovadia Yosef, who is also the spiritual leader of the ultra-Orthodox Shas party, took part in the rally.
The prayer rally lasted for several hours and ended peacefully.
Police sources said 50,000 people had attended the rally, while settler leaders put the number at twice as many.
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Considering that Sharon said that the pullout is ultimately a response to U.S. pressure, it also wouldn't hurt to email our congressmen and the President. There is no satisfying the so-called Palestinians by giving them their own state.
Anyone that believes their goal is statehood doesn't understand their real goal (the goal of Islam)...the destruction of Israel (and the Christians) and the establishment of a world caliphate.
I know Someone who isn't going to appreciate the attempts to alter His covenant with Israel.
It seems to me that if they continue on their current path, Israel risks becoming a pariah state. Justified or not, their actions are being interpreted as racism all around the world, and the day could concievably come that nations refuse to interact with Israel based on their actions vis-a-vis the Palis. It is in Israel's interest to find a solution the sooner the better, because the status quo (expanding settlements, pali home destruction) is untenable long term.
I seriously doubt that many (50k) are protesting the disengagement plan.
But whatever the numbers, these hard-core extremists should be arrested as they are a roadblock to peace and stability in the ME.
Heh - yes, He can be a mite touchy about that sort of thing.
Actually, I am not too unhappy about this myself. The Gaza Palis will flounder for a year or two while their entire economy buys surplus weapons from Egypt and Syria. Then, the Palis will attack Israel, Israel will counter-attack in a vastly more effective fashion, and permanently annex the Gaza Strip. When folks complain, the Israelis will be able to truthfully say that they tried to give the Palis their own state, and the Palis have only themselves to blame for this.
So, in the end, the terms of the covenant are not violated; just a 'temporay adjustment.'
I hear you and certainly agree that is the best political and practical solution to the problem. But, of course, through the prism of faith, that is going to lead to trouble because it is ignoring what God promised.
And with regard to Israel being isolated. She is already isolated were it not for Jews and evangelical Christians (in all denominations) around the world.
IMO, ultimately, Israel and Jews and Christians around the world are going to have to choice between the two paths. Do they believe in God or do they believe in the secular world? And regarding the Palestians, their chant is "onward to Jerusalem...death to Israel."
THE Storm IS Coming!
My husband ran over a snake when he was mowing the lawn last night. Thank God, before it got near the kids.
Where when you put 50 to 100 thousand praying extremists?
How about concentrating them in camps?
And your suggestion is probably exactly what will happen. But I think the civilian death toll will be much greater after Islamists turn Gaza into an armed forward post.